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Tobal No.1 (PlayStation)

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Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 4.5
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.8
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.8
Overall User Score (4 votes) 4.2

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The Video Game Critic
Actually, the main strategy of one of the boss is to push you off! Tobal's graphics are simple but remarkably clean, making this game quite easy on the eyes. The background music is also quite good. Tobal No.1 is no joke, and if you're a serious fighting fan, this game belongs in your collection.
It is really hard for me to say anything negative about Tobal. I feel once anyone gets acquainted with it, they will unquestiongly enjoy it. Tobal No. 1 is essential for everyone who enjoys fighting games, or just likes the Final Fantasy series (referring to the bundled demo). Tobal is A-OK in my book.
Tobal No.1 isn't perfect, I'll give you that. A little more variety in the characters' moves would certainly be welcome, as would more special moves. Tobal is, however, willing to take some much-needed chances with the established fighter model, and for that it should be commended. The Quest mode and new 3D movement make Tobal not so much revolutionary, but evolutionary. Hopefully more developers will look to Dream Factory's example in the future.
Que dire d'autre à propos de Tobal, sinon qu'il n'apporte rien de neuf au genre. En matière de combat en tout cas les options sont classiques. La maniabilité est proche de Tekken ou VF (avec des combinaisons de coups un peu moins riches), huit persos sont proposés plus trois cachés. En revanche, le quest mode apporte quelques chose puisque seul, on a le choix entre le tournoi et le beat'em all, mais ce dernier est un peu monotone.
Mega Fun
Respekt Square Soft! Mit ihrem ersten reinrassigen Klopper haben die Jungs ein tolles Beat ‘em Up abgeliefert, das die Vorzüge der hochkarätigen Konkurrenz mit einer gehörigen Portion Eigenentwicklung vereint. Die Fights brillieren dabei durch eine pixelgenaue Kollisionsabfrage und den wohl geschmeidigsten Animationen, die ich je bei einem Prügler erlebt habe. Vor allem längere Schlagkombinationen sehen dadurch derart beeindruckend aus, daß bereits das bloße Zuschauen Laune macht. Doch die hochauflösend dargestellte Grafik hat auch ihre Schattenseiten. So erinnern die klobigen Polygon-Fighter, die fast ohne Texturen auskommen an alte Virtua Fighter-Kollegen. Etwas Kritik muß sich auch das Gameplay gefallen lassen. Größter Schwachpunkt: Um nach vorne eine Sprungattacke zu vollführen, ist schon umständliche Joypadakrobatik vonnöten. Last but not least, braucht der moderne Hobby-Fighter in Zeiten von Tekken 2 ein größeres Schlagrepertoire.
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
I'm a true believer in buying games that aren't the best but are from being the worst. Tobal No. 1 isn't the best fighting game around, nor is it the best adventure/RPG around, but it is a fun game with lots of neat options (and it just so happens to come with an awesome Final Fantasy VII demo, too). The graphics aren't super realistic, but the animation is flawless and there are plenty of cool backgrounds to keep things interesting. The moves in the game are very cool as well. Some, like Tekken 2, almost make you feel the pain. Besides all of this, the characters are pretty hilarious (like my favorite, the chicken man).
Terminando, Tobal Nº1 es un simpático e interesante juego de lucha 3D, lleno de carisma y diversión. Lástima que su calidad gráfica esté un tanto descompensada (modelado de personajes muy anguloso, pero de movimientos muy suaves) y no ofrezca una nómina de luchadores muy elevada (8 iniciales más 4 ocultos). Pero es un juego que puede hacer pasar muchas horas de diversión, gracias a su sencilla jugabilidad y su adictivo modo Quest.
Although Tobal No. 1 is simplistic, the combination of action and role-playing is at times absorbing and intense. For those who can handle the sluggish control, this game makes for a good value.
Absolute Playstation
The backgrounds and fighters are poor compared to Tekken2. Every character has different moves. Practice mode helps you learn the moves. Only 8 Characters and 3 bosses. Graphics are mediocre, animation really good, the sounds and music O.K. and the Gameplay is very good. If you liked Tekken, you'll like this one.
GamePro (US)
Powerful competition from Tekken 2 and VF2 keep Tobal down but not completely out. The 3-D animation and Quest mode offer something different from fighting fans.